Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a part-time (0.5 FTE) community organizer to join CLF’s New Hampshire team and Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice Program to expand CLF’s environmental justice advocacy. The successful candidate will be based in New Hampshire and will be part of a dynamic team of advocates working to advance environmental justice in and among low-income, immigrant, and communities of color that are experiencing disproportionate environmental burdens and inequitable access to environmental benefits.
What you’ll do
The community advocate will work independently and as part of state-based and regional teams to build community and partnerships to advocate for environmental justice in New Hampshire, with an initial focus in Manchester and Nashua, and to advance local and statewide policies and decisions that better protect the health and environment of communities that are experiencing disproportionate health and environmental impacts.
The community advocate will:
- Cultivate and build alliances with community groups and other advocacy groups to identify environmental problems disproportionately affecting the health of people and neighborhoods in Manchester and Nashua;
- Work with local partners to identify and implement local solutions to the problems identified in collaboration with communities;
- Cultivate and build relationships with community partners, public officials, and business leaders to help build an advocacy community that can mobilize to achieve needed change to improve the health and environment of marginalized communities and work for environmental justice;
- Provide a leadership role, in collaboration with others, to advance needed environmental justice policies, legislation, and decision-making at the state level;
- Work with other CLF advocates to identify and implement legal and policy strategies to advance environmental justice issues identified in collaboration with community members and at the statewide level.
- Collaborate with CLF’s Communications team to develop public educational materials, articles, opinion pieces and communicate about advocacy work through media outlets and social media.
What you’ll need
We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter who can work independently, and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team, to advance CLF’s environmental justice goals in New Hampshire.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need:
- Community organizing experience or skills that will make you an effective community organizer;
- Relationships with communities and potential allies in New Hampshire, with an initial focus on Manchester and Nashua;
- A commitment to social and environmental justice;
- Coalition and network building skills, including an ability to communicate and collaborate within diverse and multicultural communities;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- An ability to develop creative and strategic approaches to achieving advocacy goals;
- Planning, project management, and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple advocacy projects.
CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.
If one or both of these exciting opportunities appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make “Environmental Justice Community Advocate (NH)” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.